Welcome to our first Canicross event in Alabama. This race is hosted by Black Squirrel Events in partnership with the Gadsden Runners Club. This race will benefit The Alabama Spay and Neuter Clinic Inc., along with a portion of proceeds going toward Friends of the Falls Foundation
The race will include a 5k fun run/walk on a less aggressive footpath along with a 10k competitive category with more elevation that will include some technical single track trails along with some fast double track areas. ALL runners with receive a T-shirt and their trusty friend a bandanna with the race logo. There will be awards for the 10k competitive race. 1st, 2nd,3rd overall M/F and age group awards in 10 years increments. 19-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 above.
Our goal : HAVE FUN with your furry buddy and other animal/nature lovers.
If you haven’t realized this is more than a Canine friendly event..... it’s FOR them!!
If you are new to Canicross, like most folks in this area are..... its simply a trail/running event that you and your companion run together. The basic rules are simple also... you start and finish the race, constantly tethered to your canine at all times. No restrictions on that being hand held, waist strapped ,or a true Canicross harness. Beware you may run your fastest mile ever !!